Turner Syndrome New Insights into an Old Disorder

A better understanding of our current knowledge of Turner Syndrome will improve care of women with the syndrome and prenatal counseling of its implications.

Richard S. Legro, M.D.

Volume 98, Issue 4, Pages 773-774, October 2012

There have been marked advances in the understanding and treatment of Turner syndrome since its initial description in 1938. Greater knowledge of the heterogeneity of phenotypes, early treatment interventions with growth hormone and hormonal replacement, the risks of reproduction, spontaneous and assisted, and the long term health of women with Turner syndrome has been achieved in the interim. But many perplexing ethical and clinical issues persist.

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